Panasonic HX-A100D Basic Owner's Manual

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Basic Owner's Manual
Wearable Camera
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(U.S. customers only)


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  • Page 1 CD-ROM. Register online at (U.S. customers only) For USA and Puerto Rico assistance, please call: 1-800-211-PANA(7262) or, contact us via the web at: For Canadian assistance, please call: 1-800-561-5505 or visit us at VQT4X87...
  • Page 2: Safety Precautions

    Dear Customer, Date of Purchase Thank you for choosing Panasonic! You have purchased one of the most Dealer Purchased From sophisticated and reliable products on the market today. Used properly, we’re sure it Dealer Address will bring you and your family years of enjoyment.
  • Page 3 Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Support Contact: Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America 1-800-211-PANA (7262) This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 4 Product Identification Marking is located on the bottom of the unit. U.S.A./CANADA CONSUMERS: ATTENTION: A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery. Conforms to UL STD 60065 Certified to CAN/CSA STD C22.2 No.60065 Conforme à...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these operating instructions carefully before using the unit. Follow the safety instructions on the unit and the applicable safety instructions listed below. Keep these operating instructions handy for future reference. Read these instructions. 12) Use only with the Keep these instructions.
  • Page 6: Cautions For Use

    -If you see this symbol- Information on Disposal in other Countries outside the European Union This symbol is only valid in the European Union. If you wish to discard this product, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents ∫ How to open the owner’s manual (PDF format) When you insert the CD-ROM and open the [INDEX.pdf] in the CD-ROM, the Owner’s Manual list will be displayed. Click the document name of the Owner’s Manual you would like to open. ≥...
  • Page 8: (Important) About The Waterproof/Dustproof

    If an impact to this unit occurs, it should be inspected (subject to a fee) by a Panasonic’s Service Centre to verify that the waterproofing is still effective. ≥ The waterproof performance may be degraded due to the strong water pressure when this unit is used deeper than 1.5 m (5 feet) underwater.
  • Page 9: Check Before Using Underwater

    The fog will disappear naturally in about 2 hours with the side cover open when the temperature of this unit gets close to the ambient temperature. ≥ Contact Panasonic’s Service Centre if the fogging does not disappear. Check before using underwater Do not open or close the side cover in places with sand and dust, close to water, or with wet hands.
  • Page 10: Using This Unit Underwater

    Using this unit underwater ≥ Use this unit underwater at a depth of down to 1.5 m (5 feet) with the water temperature between 0 oC and 35 oC (32 oF and 95 oF). ≥ Do not use this unit at a depth of over 1.5 m (5 feet). ≥...
  • Page 11: Accessories

    Accessories Check the accessories before using this unit. Keep the accessories out of reach of children to prevent swallowing. Product numbers correct as of January 2013. These may be subject to change. * Join the earhook parts together before Earhook* use.
  • Page 12: Read This First

    Use it at your own risk. ∫ Indemnity about recorded content Panasonic does not accept any responsibility for damages directly or indirectly due to any type of problems that result in loss of recording or edited content, and does not guarantee any content if recording or editing does not work properly.
  • Page 13: What You Can Do With This Unit

    What you can do with this unit You can enjoy a variety of functions by connecting this unit to a smartphone or an access point. For detail, refer to the Owner’s Manual. (PDF format) DLNA-compatible devices Playback on DLNA-compatible devices You can play back the contents stored in this unit on the DLNA-compatible devices.
  • Page 14: Preparation

    Preparation Preparation Wearing this unit Wear the main unit and camera unit. ≥ If you have felt discomfort after a long period of use, stop the use or loosen the tight fit by slightly Camera unit loosening the adjuster, etc. ≥...
  • Page 15 Attaching the camera unit to the earhook to wear Insert the camera unit until it Loosen the camera/main unit connection cable B to the clicks into place. shape of an ear, and fit it in the holder C. ≥ Insert so that the projecting part A of the camera will face up.
  • Page 16: Power Supply

    Power supply Charging the battery When this unit is purchased, the battery is not charged. Charge the battery fully before using this unit for the first time. ≥ This unit has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Do not remove except when disposing of this unit.
  • Page 17: Charging And Recording Time

    ≥ For information about charging with a mobile USB charger or an AC adaptor, check the support site. (This site is English only.) THE FOLLOWING APPLIES ONLY IN THE U.S.A. AND CANADA. The power plug is the disconnecting device. Install this unit so that the power plug can be unplugged from the socket outlet immediately.
  • Page 18: Recording To A Card

    “Slow motion mode”. If you use microSD cards conforming to Class 4 or less of that, the recording may stop suddenly. ≥ Please check the latest information on the support website below. (This website is in English only.) ≥ Keep the Memory Card out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Page 19: Turn This Unit On/Off

    When using a microSD card not from Panasonic, or one previously used on other equipment, for the first time on this unit, format the microSD card. When the microSD card is formatted, all of the recorded data is deleted. Once the data is deleted, it cannot be restored.
  • Page 20: Wi-Fi ® Function

    Panasonic will not take any responsibility for any damage that arises when using the camera for any purpose other than as a wireless LAN device.
  • Page 21: Connecting Directly With A Smartphone

    Connecting directly with a smartphone Installing Image App The Image App is an application for the smartphone provided by Panasonic. Required Operating Systems for Image App The following Operating Systems of the smartphone are supported. Android device: Android 2.2 to Android 4.2 iOS device: iOS 4.3 to iOS 6.0...
  • Page 22: Starting Image App

    Selecting SSID of this unit to connect with a smartphone Select this unit's SSID (Wireless network name) on a smartphone and enter password to connect with the smartphone. ≥ Change the default SSID and password after completing the first setting. (l 23) Press the Wi-Fi/WPS button continuously to change the Wi-Fi mode lamp to [ ≥...
  • Page 23: Setting Up With Setup Wizard

    ≥ You can perform a live broadcast by setting the following. j Make the live broadcast settings. For detail, refer to the Owner’s Manual. (PDF format) For compatible access points, see the following support site. (This Site is English only.) VQT4X87...
  • Page 24: Setting Date And Time

    About “LUMIX CLUB” Refer to the “LUMIX CLUB” site for details. To use the Live broadcast, access following website. ≥ Refer to the Owner’s Manual (PDF format) for how to play back on a DLNA-compatible TV or broadcast a motion picture.
  • Page 25: Basic

    Basic Basic Recording Record motion pictures or still pictures using the smartphone as a remote control. ≥ For details, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 21) 1080/30p Angle of view Live view...
  • Page 26: Playback

    Playback Motion pictures or still pictures stored in this unit are played back with the smartphone. ≥ For more information, refer to the help of the Image App. Preparation: Connect this unit with the smartphone and start Image App. (l 21) ≥...
  • Page 27: Others

    Others Others Recordable time/Number of recordable pictures microSD cards are only mentioned with their main memory size. Recording modes/approximate recordable time ≥ The default setting is [1920k1080/30p] Mode. ≥ The stated times are the approximate recordable times for continuous recording. ≥...
  • Page 28: Requests When Disposing Of This Unit

    Requests when disposing of this unit When disposing of your used products, remove the battery built into this unit after initializing the network settings, and please cooperate in recycling of the battery. Please refer to page 29 about how to remove the battery. ≥...
  • Page 29 ≥ Disassemble after the battery runs out. ≥ If it cannot be removed smoothly, contact Remove the connector F of the Panasonic’s Service Center. camera unit, and lift up the circuit ≥ Keep disassembled parts out of reach of board.
  • Page 30: Specifications

    Specifications Wearable camera Information for your safety Power source: 3.7 V (When using battery)/5.0 V (When using USB) Power consumption: Recording; 3.8 W Charging; 5.3 W Minimum required illumination: Motion picture recording format Approx. 6 lx (Normal shooting mode/Slow motion mode): Approx.
  • Page 31: Optional Accessories

    Optional accessories Accessory No. Figure Description VW-MKA100 Multi Mount NOTE: Accessories and/or model numbers may vary by country. Please consult your local dealer. Product numbers correct as of January 2013. These may be subject to change. VQT4X87...
  • Page 32: About Copyright

    About copyright ∫ Carefully observe copyright laws This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and Whatever you have recorded and created non-commercial use of a consumer to (i) can be used for your personal entertainment encode video in compliance with the AVC only.
  • Page 33: Accessory Order Form (For Usa And Puerto Rico Customers)

    CALL PANASONIC’S ACCESSORY ORDER LINE AT 1-800-332-5368 [6 AM-6 PM M-F, PACIFIC TIME] MAIL THIS ORDER TO: PANASONIC NATIONAL PARTS CENTER 20421 84th Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032 In CANADA, please contact your local Panasonic dealer for more information on Accessories. VQT4X87...
  • Page 34: Limited Warranty (Only For U.s.a. And Puerto Rico)

    Lithium Ion batteries please visit our Web Site at as Panasonic is committed to providing the most up to date information. Include a letter detailing the complaint, a return address and provide a daytime phone number where you can be reached.
  • Page 35 Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10am-7pm EST For hearing or speech impaired TTY users, TTY: 1-877-833-8855 Accessory Purchases (United States and Puerto Rico) Purchase Parts, Accessories and Instruction Books online for all Panasonic Products by visiting our Web Site at: Or, send your request by E-mail to:
  • Page 36: Warranty

    Camcorder Products - One (1) year, parts and labour This warranty is given only to the original purchaser, or the person for whom it was purchased as a gift, of a Panasonic brand product mentioned above sold by an authorized Panasonic dealer in Canada and purchased and used in Canada, which product was not sold “as is”, and which product was delivered to you in new condition in the original packaging.
  • Page 37: Useful Information (Only For Latin American Countries)

    Service Center; buy spare parts and accessories by our web site to Latin American: Also you may contact us directly by our Contact Center: Panama 800-PANA (800-7262) Colombia 01-8000-94PANA (01-8000-947262) Ecuador 1800-PANASONIC (1800-726276) Costa Rica 800-PANA737 (800-7262737) El Salvador 800-PANA (800-7262) Guatemala 1-801-811-PANA (1-801-811-7262) Chile...
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  • Page 40 Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America One Panasonic Way, Secaucus, NJ 07094 Panasonic Canada Inc. 5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 2T3 © Panasonic Corporation 2013 VQT4X87 Printed in Japan F0113MT0 (...

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